Why was the Ganga Action Plan a failure?

Why was the Ganga Action Plan a failure?

One of the failures of the Ganga Action plan was that it was a completely bureaucratic exercise, top-down, end of the pipe interventions. Lack of data on the water use and wastewater generation ensured that the plans failed mierably.

What are the achievements of Ganga Action Plan?

Achievements of GAP Phase-2: 131 projects out of 254 were sanctioned for the creation of 3076 MLD new sewage treatment plants (STPs), rehabilitation of 887 MLD of existing STPs, and rehabilitation of 4942 km sewer network for abatement of pollution in river Ganga and Yamuna.

Was Ganga Action Plan successful?

The Ganga Action Plan launched in 1986 by the Government of India has not achieved any success despite expenditure of approximately 2,000 crore rupees.

What was the Ganga Action Plan?

The Ganga Action plan was launched in India on 14th January 1986 by Rajiv Gandhi. Its main objective was to protect the river from the hazards of pollution. It aims at improving the quality of its water and preventing further pollution. It acts by preventing the industrial waste from being dumped into the waters.

What are the disadvantages of Ganga Action Plan?

The STPs have been marred with inadequate capacity building, lack of power facilities, and faulty planning. Despite the failure of the GAPs, there’s hope with the new Namami Gange program launched by the Modi government.

Why is Ganga Action Plan important?

The Ganga Action Plan gave importance to abate pollution and improve water quality. With the major focus in GAP I on sewage interception and treatment facilities. Besides abatement of pollution Ganga action plan had the broad objective of restoration of biodiversity along the course of river Ganga.

What is the major concerns of Ganga Action Plan?

The major concerns of Ganga Action Plan: ☆ To intersect and treat the raw sewage flowing through directly into the river. ☆ To ensure and enforce, efficient treatment of industrial waste. ☆ To monitor the quality of river water.

What is the full form of NMCG?

National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) was registered as a society on 12th August 2011 under the Societies Registration Act 1860.It acted as implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority(NGRBA) which was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA),1986.

WHO launched Yamuna Action Plan?

The Government of Japan, via the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), has provided financial aid of ¥17.7 billion to carry out the project, which is being executed by the National River Conservation Directorate, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and the Government of India.

What was the cause of failure of gap?

The major cause of the failure of the Ganga action plan was the huge gap between the demand and availability of the sewage treatment capacity as well as there was lack of fresh water availability.